Here’s the latest leak off Super Mash Bros. confirmed Mile(y) High Club album, titled, “Yo dawg, I heard you like music so I put songs in this song so you can listen to music while you listen to music.” -Xzibit. Yes. That is the title of the song, which is actually a step down (for the most part) from “¡Holy Guacamole!” in my opinion. I say for the most part because at 2:25 the mash definitely takes a turn for the better and finishes off pretty strong, but it’s still leaving me with some questions about the quality of the album. After having almost 3 years out of the game to work on this new project, you’d think they’d come back with something a little more mind-blowing, and this just isn’t cutting it for me yet.
Brooklyn duo Break Science are starting off 2012 right, with the release of their second EP, “Monolith Code”. My post for “Victory” only really scratched the surface of what this amazing 6 track set has to offer. In true Pretty Lights Music fashion, each song blends a variety of genres under the umbrella of electronic music to create something that can transcend sound and transport your mind to another world. “Forest Of Illumination” is my favorite track, followed by “Light Speed Transit”, both of which have that hip-hop style beat and subtle lyrics that makes you bob your head while you still seem to lose yourself behind the captivating bass lines. Here’s a snippet of what they had to say for the project, but you can find out more, as well as download the full EP from the link below the player.
“Monolith Code is the innate message we have to decipher to get to the next step in our evolution” says Lee. “The monolith represents a transition into a higher level of consciousness. A spark that initiates us to consider wider possibilities and ideas. The code is the system to express this transformation. Containing information from the past, present and future, it holds the key to unlock our potential as spiritual beings.”
Download: Break Science – Monolith Code EP
Miami native and 18 year old Cris Cab packs a serious punch with his Billionaire Boys Club backed Echo Boom mixtape. Backed by his mentor Pharrell Williams, the mixtape includes features from Pharrell himself, Mavado, Wyclef, Shaggy, and even Marc Roberge (of O.A.R.). Cris’ reggae infused style is really something to be marveled at, and makes for an incredibly laid back yet truly refined sound on each and every track. You can stream the full tape below, download from Datpiff by following the link at the bottom, and get ready to hear Cris Cab’s name a lot more after this mixtape.
Download: Cris Cab – Echo Boom
Alternate Download: Cris Cab – Echo Boom
If you thought Mike Posner’s “Looks Like Sex” was just a slow pop jam, think again. DJ Kue does what he does best, and transforms your average track into a dancefloor heater. This has shades of a Cazzette-like drop with a heavy bassline and electro house tendencies, making for the perfect track to throw on during the height of the dance party. Don’t sleep on DJ Kue, the man defines the word banger with every remix he puts out.
After racking up a humble 100,000 combined plays on his Gotye and Deadmau5 remixes, Myndset returns to treat us with his 6th continuous EDM mixtape, To The Stars. If the Gorillastrator crafted artwork isn’t enough to reel you in, you’ll be primed for this epic 21 track set after another one of Myndset’s classic introductions at the beginning of the tape. The tracklist (included after the jump) includes a well balanced mix of music you’re going to recognize, as well as some hidden gems you may not be as familiar with, plus a couple of Myndet’s own outstanding remixes and bootlegs. The transition work is brilliant, and each song will melt right into the next as if its one single track, so settle in, press play, and be transported to the stars.
Myndset – To The Stars (Mixtape) | Download
“Teleport 2 Me, Jamie” is the latest single off the KiD CuDi and Dot Da Genius’ collaborative project WZRD. The release of the album was originally planned for today, but has now been pushed back until February 28th, so to make up for it CuDi tweeted that the first two singles would be up on iTunes today.
REMINDER CUZ I KNOW STONERS FORGET! “BRAKE” & “TELEPORT 2 ME, JAMIE” WILL BE AVAILABLE ON ITUNES JANUARY 31st.
— Scott Mescudi (@wizardcud) January 27, 2012
I just updated the post for “Brake” with the mastered stream of the song, but if you read what I had to say about the track, you will know I wasn’t very pleased with the direction CuDi was taking this project. I’m not going to go as far as saying that “Teleport 2 Me, Jamie” has completely changed my mind, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction. The lyrics and title are in honor of the mother of Scott’s daughter, and the Desire-sampled track was also featured in the soundtrack for the movie Drive. Give it a listen below and head over to iTunes if you’d like a copy. Happy Birthday Cudder!
And for good measure, here’s the tracklist for the album.
1. The Arrival
2. High Off Life
3. The Dream Time Machine
4. Love Hard
5. Live & Learn
7. Teleport 2 Me, Jamie (Feat. Desire)
8. Where Did You Sleep Last Night
10. Dr. Pill
11. The Upper Room
via Dat New Cudi